Artists and Philosophers' have a big, tough job starting now. Using our slow meat brains, we must somehow envision the minds of transhumans operating thousands, perhaps millions of times faster than biological brains.
The first persons to cross over may initially become disconcerted, terrified or suicidaly depressed. Suddenly, they will have perfect memory. They will instant access to every picture, document and fact in existence. They will have the ability to "be" simultaneously in Tokyo, Paris, New York and Cape Town. They will be able to see ultraviolet, infrared, X-rays, radiowaves and magnetic emissions. Biological humans will seem incredibly stupid and useless.
What will be the meaning of "self" and "someone else?" of "here" and "there?" "then" and now?"
Who gets to go first? and how many? How many copies can I make of myself? How do we keep the first person through from cloaning himself/herself into all available devices and destroying the biological humans?
Who will decide all these issues?
As a Transhumanist Artist, I want to explore the minds, environments and problems of these yet to be created postbiological beings.
Because we live in rapidly evolving cultures, communication, even fragmentary brain droppings, may offer the best hope for us surviving the next 15 to 20 years.
I will discuss any transhumanist topic with anyone. We will agree to be nice in our discussions because we are going to live forever and we don't want to feud with each other for the next thousand years.
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